positioning-equipment-news

  1. New High Performance High Load Linear Stages Family, Ballscrew/Linear Motor Options For Industrial Applications
    5/22/2018

    The new reference-class linear stages family, L-417 and V-417, from precision nanopositioning global leader PI (Physik Instrumente), are available in ballscrew and linear motor configurations, both cost effective designs, offering high resolution with improved tracking performance, smaller tracking error, and improved settling time.  Applications for both include high demands on dynamics, precision, smooth scan motion, short settling times, and low tracking error, such as laser cutting, scanning, digital printing, electronics assembly and inspection, AOI (Automatic Optical Inspection), automation, and flat panel manufacturing.

  2. New Industrial Automation/Motion Control Catalog On High-Precision Linear And Rotary Positioning Systems
    4/27/2018

    Motion control and nano precision positioning systems leader PI (Physik Instrumente) released a new comprehensive catalog of linear and rotary positioning systems engineered and manufactured for industrial precision automation. The products covered in the catalog address industries such as semiconductor production/inspection, laser material processing, automated optical inspection (AOI), and precision opto-mechanical alignment and assembly. PI’s in-house designed and manufactured PIMag linear motor stages and PIglide air bearing technologies and high performance EtherCat®-based industrial precision motion controllers are some of the technologies featured in this catalog.

  3. New High-Speed Optical Power Meter Supports Fast Photonics Alignment Applications
    4/25/2018

    The new F-712.PM1 high speed optical power meter from precision photonics alignment manufacturer PI (Physik Instrumente) converts optical signals and currents of photodiodes into a high resolution, logarithmic analog voltage signal. Its high bandwidth of 20kHz enables faster optical alignment, when used in conjunction with PI’s high speed FMPA photonics alignment systems for SiP (Silicon Photonics) applications. The extended wavelength range of 400 to 1550nm allows working in both the visible and infrared range without switching.

  4. Motion Simulation For Image Stabilization, Mars-Rover Proven Actuators, Smart Flexible Transducers: All At PI’s Aerodef Booth #1053
    3/26/2018

    PI (Physik Instrumente), a leader in precision motion control solutions, will showcase an application of its 6-axis hexapod for motion simulation such as used to optimize stabilization systems on vessels,  drones and even for cell phone cameras. PI hexapods are available in a variety of sizes with bases ranging from 100mm to 1m, different stiffness configurations, and supportive of loads from 2 kg to 1,000+ kg.

  5. Fast Silicon Photonics Alignment Engine Is A 2018 Photonics Integrated Circuits Awards Finalist – Polls Open Now
    2/23/2018

    PI has the multi award-winning solution for critical alignment speed and accuracy to a nanoscale level for projects from planar testing to packaging. Honored to be nominated a second year consecutive year, the FMPA Fast Multichannel Photonics Alignment system is a 2018 PIC Awards finalist, which rewards excellence, innovation, and success in the worldwide PIC industry. Voting is open until March 23rd, with the winners of this prestigious award announced on April 10th at the PIC International Conference in Brussels, Belgium. An R&D Top 100 Most Significant Products of the Year winner and Lightwave Innovation Reviews award winner, the FMPA was recently showcased at Photonics West 2018 in San Francisco.

  6. MKS Introduces New Flagship Newport Digital Motion Controller
    2/20/2018

    MKS Instruments, Inc. announces the release of the Newport XPS-D Universal Motion Controller and Driver, the new flagship of the  Newport high-performance 8 axis motion controllers. Equipped with the new universal digital driver card, XPS-DRV11, the XPS-D is capable of controlling a wide variety of motor types including stepper, DC, DC brushless and direct drive motors. The XPS-D controller is compatible with all Newport electromechanical stages and provides backward-compatibility to the Newport XPS-Q driver cards and API’s.

  7. MKS Introduces Newport Industrial Vertical Stage With High Load Capacity
    2/20/2018

    MKS Instruments, Inc. announces the release of the Newport IDL280-Z20 vertical stage for industrial applications that require high load capacities. Based on a proven and modular wedge design, the IDL280-Z20 provides a minimum incremental motion (MIM) of 0.1 µm over 20 mm of travel with smooth motion for fine positioning. A precision ball screw drive with 2mm pitch is able to move loads up to 500N with a speed of 5 mm/s.

  8. New Catalog On Piezo-Mechanic Nanopositioning Motion Systems For OEM, Industry And Research Released
    1/18/2018

    Motion and nano precision positioning systems leader PI (Physik Instrumente) released a new 250 page catalog on precision mechatronic actuators and nanopositioning systems based on piezo drive technology and frictionless flexure guiding systems.  Products covered in this catalog use PI’s in-house designed and manufactured Mars Rover-tested piezo ceramic actuators as their drive principle.

  9. New Direct-Drive Linear Motor Stages Deliver Sub-nm Resolution
    12/20/2017

    Motion and nanopositioning industry leader PI released a new precision feedback option for its linear stages equipped with direct-drive ironless 3-phase motors.

  10. New PI Micro-Positioning Components And Solutions Catalog
    12/13/2017

    Applications for linear and rotary stages with classical DC and stepper motors include the industrial fields and research where precise positioning of measuring tools, processing tools and cameras is mission critical.